Take a moment to get to know Wasatch Travel, our November Chamber member spotlight: I’m Krista Mayne and myself and my husband Gerry are the owners of Wasatch Travel. I fell in love with travel when I took a trip to Europe as a high school student. During college, I worked for an airline and was able to travel most weekends around the United States.
We give our customers personal guidance and tips to make your vacations extra special. We can book all types of travel including guided tours, cruises and custom designed trips.
Krista - As the owner I worked for the airlines while in college and then became a travel agent. When my kids came along, I stopped working, but never stopped booking trips for my friends and family. In 2009, I started blogging as a hobby and still have some popular blogs for clothing and all things Hawaiian. In 2013, I realized that I missed booking travel, so I jumped back in full time as I needed a way to support our family while my husband went to nursing school. I started Wasatch Travel as a way to help locals take wonderful vacations. Our growth has been phenomenal and I now have 2 independent contractors booking travel for Wasatch Travel. They also live in the Heber Valley.
I grew up in Utah, but moved to Colorado after we married. In 2012 we moved back to Utah to the Heber Valley. We have 5 children and we love it here.
The Chamber meetings have been great for networking and I always learn new ideas from the guest speakers at the monthly meetings
Since I work from a home office, I needed a way to get the word out about our business. The chamber has been a great venue for collaborating with other business owners.
I have some specialized skills with blogging and social media - so I'm always open to giving advice to those needing some extra help.
Our clients are people who want to go on vacation. We mainly book trips for people in Utah, but have many clients outside of Utah too.
Outside of work - I actually do love to travel for a hobby and am most content going to the beach. You could say that decorating my home in Hawaiian style is another hobby. I'm also a podcast junkie - usually have one or two that I listen to while I'm working.
My kids are my greatest accomplishments and everything I do is for them - although they may not always realize that. Professionally - I have achieved many different types of travel specializations such as Hawaii destination specialist, etc.
Our family loves to go boating and take scenic drives.
I take great satisfaction in creating the perfect vacations and especially love helping extended families connect again through travel. My clients become family and I'm very committed to helping them before and during travel.